Shenzhou

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The Shenzhou program (Chinese: 神舟; pinyin: Shénzhōu) is a manned spaceflight initiative by China. The program put the first Chinese citizen, Yang Liwei, into orbit on 15 October 2003, on a similarly named Shenzou spacecraft.


Missions launched[edit]

Unmanned missions[edit]

Mission Launch Duration Landing Notes
Shenzhou 1 19 November 1999 0 d 21 h 11 m 20 November 1999 Unmanned test flight
Shenzhou 2 9 January 2001 7 d 10 h 22 m 16 January 2001 Carried scientific payload including monkey, dog, rabbit and other animals.
Shenzhou 3 25 March 2002 6 d 18 h 51 m 1 April 2002 Carried a test dummy.
Shenzhou 4 29 December 2002 6 d 18 h 36 m 5 January 2003 Carried a test dummy and several science experiments.
Shenzhou 8 31 October 2011 16 d 13 h 34 m 17 November 2011 Unmanned mission, rendezvoused and docked with Tiangong-1.

Manned missions[edit]

Order Patch Mission Launch Duration Landing Crew Notes
1 Shenzhou 5 insignia.PNG Shenzhou 5 15 October 2003 0 d 21 h 22 m 45 s 15 October 2003 Yang Liwei First Chinese manned flight, 14 Earth orbits.
2 40px Shenzhou 6 12 October 2005 4 d 19 h 33 m 16 October 2005 Fei Junlong Nie Haisheng Multiple days in space, 75 orbits.
3 40px Shenzhou 7 25 September 2008 2 d 20 h 27 m 28 September 2008 Zhai Zhigang Liu Boming Jing Haipeng First three-person crew, first Chinese spacewalk.
4 40px Shenzhou 9 16 June 2012 12 d 15 h 24 m 29 June 2012 Jing Haipeng Liu Wang Liu Yang First Chinese woman in space; first docking with Tiangong-1 space station, 18 June 2012, 06:07 UTC.

Related add-ons[edit]

Tiangong 1: http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5917

Shenzhou 9: http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5920

China's Manned Space Program v1.5 (Shenzhou spacecraft, Long March 2F, Jiuquan base): http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=3179